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Sculpted eagles placed in Samford Hall for graduation photos

Susie Bridges with eagles

New Auburn graduate Susie Bridges poses with the sculpted eagles in Samford Hall.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The sculpted eagles from atop the gates in Samford Park at Toomer’s Corner have been placed in the Samford Hall lobby, so spring graduates can continue the tradition of taking photos with them.

The eagles are perched on two custom-made pedestals in front of an Auburn backdrop. They were taken down from the gates in March and stored on campus for safekeeping prior to the start of the redevelopment of the corner.

New graduates can take photos Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

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Architectural firm executive and Navy nursing commander to speak at Auburn University spring commencement

Michele KaneDon BrownAUBURN UNIVERSITY – An architectural firm executive and a Navy nursing commander will be guest speakers at Auburn University’s spring commencement ceremonies Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, in Auburn Arena, where approximately 3,670 new graduates will receive diplomas.

Architect and retired Air Force Col. Don Brown will speak Saturday at a 10 a.m. ceremony for the colleges of Education, Human Sciences and Architecture, Design and Construction and a 2 p.m. ceremony for the colleges of Agriculture and Business and the Interdisciplinary Studies program.

Navy nursing Cmdr. Michele Kane will speak Sunday at a 1 p.m. ceremony for the College of Sciences and Mathematics and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and at a 5 p.m. ceremony for the College of Liberal Arts, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and School of Nursing.

The ceremonies will be streamed online at http://www.auburn.edu/graduationlive and can also be viewed on mobile devices through the website or the Ustream app.

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Ninety to receive degrees from College of Veterinary Medicine at May 7 commencement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Ninety professional students from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will be awarded degrees during the college’s 106th commencement on Tuesday, May 7. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. in the Auburn Arena.

In addition, 12 masters degrees in biomedical science will be conferred, and eight professionals will be awarded Ph.D. degrees in biomedical science.

The 90-member class includes 36 students from Alabama; 33 students from the Commonwealth of Kentucky and two from West Virginia under a cooperating agreement with each state through the Southern Regional Education Board; and the remaining 19 at-large students hail from as far away as California, Colorado, Ohio and Texas.

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Fashion executive, Jet Blue corporate officer to speak at Auburn University spring commencement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Two successful corporate executives will be guest speakers at Auburn University on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, during spring commencement in the Auburn Arena, where approximately 3,359 new graduates will receive diplomas.

Commencement ceremonies will be streamed online, and can also be viewed on mobile devices through the website or the Ustream app.

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Auburn awarding 3,312 degrees in spring ceremonies featuring noted guest speakers

AUBURN – Auburn University will award 3,312 academic degrees May 6-8 in Auburn Arena during spring commencement ceremonies featuring talks by Auburn alumni and industry leaders.

The first ceremony on May 6 begins at 1 p.m. for the colleges of Agriculture; Architecture, Design and Construction; Education; and Human Sciences. Auburn alumnus Ron Baynes, NFL coordinator of recruiting and officiating development, will be the speaker. The second ceremony starts at 5 p.m. for the College of Business with Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons and co-founder of The Home Depot, serving as the speaker.

The morning ceremony on May 7 begins at 10 a.m. for the colleges and schools of Engineering; Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; Nursing; and Sciences and Mathematics. Auburn alumnus Kirby Bland, chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will be the speaker. A 2 p.m. ceremony will be held for the College of Liberal Arts with Auburn alumnus Javier Goizueta, vice president of The Coca-Cola Company, serving as the speaker.

Each ceremony can be viewed live through the university’s website at http://www.auburn.edu/graduationlive.

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Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs to speak at Auburn commencement

AUBURN – Robert Gibbs, a longtime advisor and strategist to President Barack Obama and former White House press secretary, will deliver the commencement address to Auburn University graduates at the spring ceremony May 9.

Auburn will award an estimated 3,139 degrees during the 9:30 a.m. ceremony, which will mark the first commencement exercises to take place in Jordan-Hare Stadium since 1968. A live video stream of the event will be available on the university’s website at www.auburn.edu/graduationlive.

An Auburn native, Gibbs graduated from Auburn High School in 1989 and North Carolina State University in 1993.

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